In Defence of Waiting: SimCity BuildIt and Two Dots Can Last Forever

SimCity is the only game franchise that’s posed a credible threat to my life. (Not really, but work with me, people.) I was thirteen, I had cheat codes, paper route savings to provide me with candy, and far too much time on my hands. Thirteen–also the number of hours I played it, each day, until I finally cracked, burned my city to the ground, and moved on with my life, playing SimCity only in more reasonable chunks.

I’m playing SimCity again and this time waiting is built into the game. SimCity BuildIt is a free-to-play app game. It replaces the more traditional SimCity game that EA had developed for mobile, found less than monkey-making, and removed from app stores. (more…)